color break
k2 red telephone box
[< Previous]   [Contents]   [Next >]
How I made my K2 Telephone Box
Author: Les Kenny; Editor: Maree Anderson


Chapter 5: The Base and Some Painting

base plan for the k2 telephone kiosk Step 5.1. Making the base

The base is simply a square frame with a rebate cut around the inside edge in which the plywood floor sits.

I cut four pieces of 2½" x 3½" (90mm x 95mm) wood to the length of 40" (1000mm).

I marked along the narrow face of each piece 1¼" (31mm) in, and along the adjacent face 11/16" (18mm) down (the thickness of the plywood floor).

I set the blade depth on the circular saw to the appropriate depth and cut along the marks creating a rebate 1¼" (31mm) in and 11/16" (18mm) deep.

Purchase this plan in downloadable PDF file for $5.00 here

The plans (68 pages) can be purchased online and immediately downloaded to your computer. Purchase here.

View all downloadable plans here

the rounded corners of the base of the k2 telephone booth

I cut a 45 degree miter (angle cut) each end of each piece across the narrow face of the wood angling in towards the rebate.

I made the cuts so that the length between the longest points of the rebates was 36¼" (906mm).

detail of the base for the red telephone booth

adding the blocking to the base of the k2 telephone booth I fixed the four pieces together to make a square.

I rounded all the corners with a disc sander.

And finally (as far as construction went) I added a piece of wood (blocking) across the middle. The purpose of that was to take any bounce or spring out of the plywood floor.